Commercial Aviation

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The $40,000 olive? Six ingenious ways airlines save money

In every business, strict cost management is one of the ways profit can be made or maximised. There are few industries that know this better than the airline sector. Key.Aero reveals some of the clever ways that carriers watch the pennies – you won’t believe number one!

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Aviation News July 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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The rise and fall of Trans Mediterranean Airways

Lebanon’s pioneering Trans Mediterranean Airways was one of the Middle East’s biggest success stories, until years of conflict took its toll. Barry Lloyd tells the inside story of its meteoric rise and tragic fall

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Y viva España: Madrid Airport in the 1960s

Javier Rodríguez presents photographs from Pablo Peraita of operations at Madrid-Barajas Airport between 1965-1969

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Supersonic fast track

Will commercial supersonic air travel ever return to our skies? Start-up Boom Supersonic thinks so. Mark Broadbent profiles its ambitions to slash global flight times onboard the fastest-ever airliner

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The story of how airliner jet engines evolved

The turbine powerplants for the commercial airliners of today are worlds apart from those of the 1950s. But what has changed since the start of the Jet Age? Key.Aero recounts the main milestones of jetliner propulsion to explain how we got to where we are

JetBlue inaugurates maiden A321neo Mint service

Ahead of its transatlantic debut later this year, the US carrier rolled out its new premium cabin on domestic services for the first time

CRJ ‘lands’ inside office building

Instead of dashing off to the desert, the regional jet has found an unusual final resting place

Quiz: How well do you know your defunct airlines - US edition

The list of defunct airlines is extremely long, but how well do you know extinct United States-based operators? This week's quiz is dedicated entirely to carriers that didn't stand the test of time

Boeing reveals ecoDemonstrator programme plans

Now in its tenth year, the five-month initiative aims to advance the progression of promising technologies by taking them out of the lab and into the sky

The Latest Commercial Aviation News All in One Place

Commercial aviation covers a broad range of topics from airlines to airports and manufacturers to operators. This page has everything you need to stay on top of all the latest news from the industry. Whether you’re looking for engineering and manufacturing updates from the likes of Boeing and Airbus or want to see all the latest technological innovations in commercial flight, you’re in the right place. From small private jets from Honda through to 400+ seater commercial long-haul airliners like the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777X, we’ll cover all the latest news and updates for you. We’ve also split this section out into smaller sections to help you find articles relevant to you. Take a look at our categories below to find what you’re looking for,

Commercial Aviation News

Be the first to read about all the latest commercial aviation news including mergers and acquisitions, as well as new international routes and airlines updating their fleets. Looking for the latest stories on industry giants including Boeing, Airbus and Gulfstream? Then you’re in the right place.

Airport News

For all the latest news on how international and domestic airports around the world are dealing with environmental challenges, changes in traveller habits and passenger volume increases, take a look at our Airport News section

Airport Technology

Take a closer look at how technology is driving change and innovation at airports from the logistics of passenger flow through terminal buildings to safety checks. As an industry spanning the globe, aviation technology moves quickly, with airports often testing and adopting new systems regularly to meet local and international legislations surrounding environmental and security challenges. We have everything you need all in one place.

Aviation Engineering

Read all of our articles on aviation engineering, from the latest Rolls Royce commercial jet engines to new models of aircraft and engineering projects at international airports around the world. From civil and commercial airliners through to military fighter jets, the aviation industry covers a range of technological challenges being overcome with impressive engineering feats.

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